Saturday, January 1, 2011

Rose Bowl Blunder; Badgers fall to Horned Frogs 21-19


By: Nick Grays, The Sports Bank Columnist

It just wasn't the Big Ten's day as #5 Wisconsin topped off a humiliating 0-5 record in New Year's Bowl Games for the conference in a 21-19 loss to the #3 TCU Horned Frogs in the 2011 Rose Bowl.

UW's loss snapped a run of three consecutive Rose Bowl wins and brought their record to 3-4 in the game played annually in Pasadena, CA.

Give credit where it's due as the Horned Frogs (13-0) proved they can play with the big boys. QB Andy Dalton was magnificent while accumulating 219 yards and a touchdown on an efficient 15-of-23 passing.

Meanwhile, the Badgers (11-2) came out strong in a record-setting first quarter, but couldn't revive themselves from some costly penalties and suspect pass defense.

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